Bridges Eager to Showcase Game

North Carolina offered a slew of post players in recent weeks. There appears to be perimeter needs as well, so Miles Bridges will be on the staff's watch list this month.

Miles Bridges had a breakout spring as one of the most productive players in the Nike EYBL. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Huntington Prep recently listed his top eight schools and North Carolina made the cut.

Bridges was in communication with UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis in the spring, but has now also spoken to Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams.

"I like them as a basketball program," he said. "They're just a great school, overall."

He did note, though, that UNC has yet to offer him a scholarship.

Since he's able to do so many things as a scorer and rebounder, Bridges can play multiple positions on the floor. He sees himself as a wing in the future and he'd prefer to go to a school that allows him ample playing time.

"I want to play run and gun," Bridges said. "I see myself as a small forward or shooting guard. I mean, I'll play any position coach wants me to, just as long as I'm showcasing myself."

Bridges said he's looking to set up most of his visits this fall and he's been focused instead on the recent camp circuit and the coming July live evaluation period.

During his breakout spring with The Family in the EYBL, Bridges stepped up in a major way after the team's starting point guard, four-star floor general Cassius Winston, was lost for the spring with injury.

The Family still made it to Peach Jam, as Bridges was fourth in scoring (19.9 ppg), seventh in rebounds (8.8 rpg) and 15th in blocks (1.6 bpg) in the EYBL.

"I had to do everything, really. It was really, really hard," Bridges said of his spring. "But my teammates in the last session, they stepped up for me and we got that spot in Peach Jam."

Bridges is still considering North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa State, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville and N.C. State. He's currently regarded as the No. 25 prospect in the country in's 2016 national rankings.

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